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A gourmet food guide to summer in Tasmania

A gourmet food guide to summer in Tasmania

Warning: what you’re about to read may make you very hungry.

Tasmania may be small, but it certainly packs a punch. Not only is Australia’s Island State abundant with natural beauty – pristine beaches, lush forests and untouched landscapes – but it is also a haven for gourmet delights, set to dance upon even the fussiest of palates. Whether it’s a summer market full of delicious Asian street food in the twists and turns of Hobart’s CBD, or a remote winery nestled neatly in the confines of a cascading valley, there’s no denying that Tassie is bursting with flavour-filled experiences bound to make this season one to remember. Prepare for a summer of delicious and decadent fun down south as we travel through some of Tasmania’s best foodie destinations.


The state’s capital is home to some tasty treats this summer, with a range of foodie festivals lining Hobart’s streets, and welcoming locals and tourists alike with open arms. Tasmania’s Taste of Summer festival at Princess Wharf No. 1 kicks off on 27 December and runs through to 2 January. The street food festival encourages visitors to fill a plate and raise a glass in celebration of more than 80 of Tassie’s finest local eateries, breweries, wineries and distilleries. Complete with activities to keep the kids entertained, as well as live music and a whole lot of fun, it’s easy to see why the Taste of Summer attracts more than 300,000 visitors annually.

Freycinet Peninsula

Picture this: it’s a warm summer evening and you’re perched on a sun-drenched deck with your loved ones. Local wine in hand, the oozy, cheesy stretch of a woodfired pizza slice awaits you; or, perhaps, the aroma of steaming chilli mussels and oysters adorned in zesty lemon juice pique your interest. Either way, you’re in for a treat at Devil’s Corner Winery, located a little further north on the stunning Freycinet Peninsula. Complete with two onsite restaurants: Tombolo Freycinet for all made-to-order pizzas, or Fishers of Freycinet for your seafood fix – the winery’s cellar door is home to a series of delicious wines, perfect for your summer luncheon.

Launceston and the Tamar Valley

While in Launceston, it’s vital you pay a visit to the Harvest Market. Come here to support local producers, growers and makers by purchasing a range of artisan breads, seasonal fruit and veggies, preserves, gourmet cured meats, fresh flowers, and a plethora of homemade gifts and goodies.

This is just a sneak peek! To find out more, read the Summer 2022–2023 edition of Caravanning Australia!

Image: Harvest Market, Launceston (C) Tourism Australia.

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